Computing resources at VU University
Ox environmentAt the VU, OxMetrics 7.0 is available. To get access on a VU computer, send an email to the helpdesk.
For VU employees and students, Ox is available for download to use at home. Download (from the VU campus only) the software from https://download.vu.nl/feweben.html. As username, use your vunet-id in the format vu\vunetid.
Compute serversCentrally at the VU, two compute servers are available, see the Compute Service. Login through SSH with your vu-net ID to pcoms001.vu.nl or pcoms002.vu.nl. These servers contain Matlab, OxMetrics, Python, R and several other programs.
Computing resources at `Rotterdam'For the Department of Econometrics and O.R. I maintain a server for running larger calculations. Ask for an account to log in at rotterdam.labs.vu.nl by SSH. The machine contains two 8-core CPUs, 128GB of memory and a decent amount of local disk space, for research.
Computing resources at LISA/SaraEven larger calculations could be shifted to the LISA cluster, which also has Ox7 installed for members of the School of Business.
Note: Logging in through SSHTo log in with SSH, you'll need a SSH Terminal. On OSX/Linux, an SSH terminal is included: Start a terminal, and type e.g.
On Windows you may use
- PuTTY, which may be available from your VU machine already. Or download a version. PuTTY gives you basic SSH access to the compute servers.
- MobaXterm, which (under the `sessions' tab) allows you to start an SSH session as well. This terminal comes with an XWindows environment included, hence you can start the full graphical version of Matlab from the command line.